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There are so many resources out there for au pairs, but very little for host families. We aim to change that!
With Abbie being a technical writer and Maddie being a technical program manager, we have clear explanations and organization down to a science! And with over seven au pairs and eight years of combined experience, we have a lot to offer.
Most of all, we’re excited to help other parents just like us who may be looking for another way to provide caring, flexible, and affordable childcare for your precious little ones–and have a good dose of adventure (but not too much) along the way.
Recent Blog Posts
The Ultimate List of Interview Questions Au Pairs Want to Ask Host Families (But Might Be Too Shy to Ask)
Hi, Abbie and Maddie here. For aspiring au pairs, the first interview with a host family can be extraordinarily stressful. Au pairs are just as nervous about finding the right host family as host families are about finding the right au pair. What should au pairs ask...
Ultimate List of Au Pair Interview Questions
Hi, Abbie and Maddie here. Asking the right questions is crucial to making a great au pair match. There is a fine balance to strike. On one hand you need to learn about what it will be like for this person to live with you and care for your children. You also want...
Host Parent Interview With Lisa Sanabria
This blog post is part of the host parent interview series where we get to know other families who are hosting au pairs. Every family is different and we like to represent a variety of views. We’d love it if you’d consider being a guest on our blog. Message us on...
Practical Guide to Au Pair Welcome Baskets
Hi, Abbie and Maddie here. We’re all about keeping it real. Some people are super-artsy and create Pinterest- and Instagram-worthy au pair welcome baskets. (If you’re one of those people, more power to you!) For the rest of us, it’s possible to create a nice, simple...
Au Pair and Host Family Taxes
Taxes suck! They are complicated, time consuming, and financially draining. We know that you’d rather be off playing with your kids so we pulled together some tax basics to help get you pointed in the right direction.
This post was originally published March 8, 2019 and has been updated for 2020.
DISCLAIMER: Please consult your tax advisor or the IRS for definitive answers about your personal tax situation. General tax information provided in this article does not constitute tax advice.
How to Calculate Au Pair Vacation Time Off
This guide covers:
1) Basics and norms of au pair vacation time off
2) How to calculate the equivalent of two weeks of paid vacation time off
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